If you want to start a food business, incl. import of food from other EU Member States or third countries, or have activities relating to food contact materials (FCM) in Denmark, your company must be registered or approved by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA).
The requirement for registration or approval also applies to food business operators from other EU Member States or third countries who wish to set up a food business in Denmark on a temporary basis. E.g. food-trucks or food stands on markets and festivals etc.
For activities related to food contact materials (FCM), you are exempted from registration requirement, if your FCM activities do not exceed 1000 units and have a turnover of 50 000 DKK on a yearly basis.
To register or apply for approval you must fill in a registration form and send it to the DVFA.
However, if you want to start a food business where you slaughter or prepare insects, produce sprouts or collect and supply mother's milk for babies, you must not use the registration form but must contact the DVFA by phone or writing.
Please see contact information here.
Fill out the registration form iand send it electronically to the DVFA. The DVFA receives the information directly, and if your activities only require registration, you will receive an automatically generated answer that your activities are registered and you can begin your food business or activities relating to FCM immediately. If your activities require approval, you will be contacted by the DVFA, who will visit your premises before an approval can be granted.
The English language application form can be found here (virk.dk)
Read more on starting a business in Denmark here (danishbusinessauthority.dk)